Look! Frank Lloyd Wright's La Minatura

Look! Frank Lloyd Wright's La Minatura

Jonathan
Jan 31, 2008

Last week, our Events calender post listed the tour of the historic La Minatura, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. This was Wright's first house that utilized the trademark "textile blocks." AT:LA reader Emilyn was able to attend and she has a great first-hand account of this little seen architectural gem...

Emilyn writes "According to Frank Henry's lecture, held the evening before, Frank Lloyd Wright built 700 building throughout his lifetime, 135 of them in after turning 80 years old... Architecture didn't inspire him, music did. When asked about his favorite architect, he would say Beethoven. He was also inspired by poetry. He believed that the principles were the same, it was just the medium that differed...It was in phase of his career that he was called "the Weaver" because he experimented with concrete blocks which he "knitted together" using mesh and rebar to create a series of textile block homes. Textiles in architecture? Love it..."

Did any other ATLA readers happen to go to this or have been there?

Check out more images she took and read her full account on her blog Supercozy.

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